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Book Reviews
January 2003

Ethical Issues In Neurology

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SUSAN T.IANNACCONEMD

Arch Neurol. 2003;60(1):138. doi:10.1001/archneur.60.1.138

2nd ed, by James L. Bernat, MD, 508 pp, Boston, Mass, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.

Ethical issues are a basic aspect of medicine because this profession

. . . is fundamentally a moral enterprise, and physicians have a fiduciary duty to always do the right actions by their patients and thus to be virtuous practitioners. The virtues physicians should cultivate include trust, compassion, sound judgment, justice, fortitude, temperance, integrity and self-effacement.

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